Various Artists / Cloud Cuckooland
Album:Cloud Cuckooland Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Oct 2010
Label:Finders Keepers 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-14 Pull Date:2012-06-17 
Week Ending:Jun 10Jun 3May 13May 6Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 30, 2013:Music Casserole
Traeur (La Mandragola)
4.Jun 07, 2012:maximum entropy ii
Der Turm
2.Jun 09, 2012:The Mongrel's Stoop
Blue Sunday Morning
5.Jun 04, 2012:Bridal Moments
Paranoia Picknick
3.Jun 08, 2012:Lost Verses
World As One
6.Jun 02, 2012:Catharsis
Oh Man

Album Review
sean m
Reviewed 2012-04-01 
To my ears, Finders Keepers can do no wrong -- and this is one of their catalog’s highlights: a twenty-track collection pulled from the pre-1974 archives of one of Germany’s longest running Krautrock indie labels, Kuckuck. Late 60s and early 70s Kuckuck meant prog -- lots of prog -- and this compilation presents an eclectic set of the proggier side of early Kosmiche and Krautrock. My personal favorites on this record turned out to be by ex-pat Sam Spence, who brought with him his Moog synth and produced the spaciest jams on record here... some really great early electronic experiments. Track 13 -- Spence’s “World as One” -- is a special highlight, with sparkling choir vocals atop a super-tasty Moog and drums jam. The comp spans a dozen different moods and tempos, but are tied together but the zany yet grave sort of aesthetic that fans of Can, Faust, Gong, and the like should love. Recommended. Check 13, 4, 20, 10, or 18.

01. cinematic string arrangement w/ German voiceover -- great set opener (1:58)
02. straightahead prog jam (4:13)
03. paranoid pedal bass into funky organ jam w/ Jim Morrison-y vox (5:55)
04. ** hard drums, FAT Moog bassline/synthwork, great groove (3:08)
05. a weird one - fades in w/ rock groove, cuts to 3min of random sfx (4:00)
06. classic rock kinda vibe -- but great vocals (5:01)
07. trippy sound effects over a steady clanging (1:26)
08. acoustic guitar with the occasional “Eastern” twang (2:41)
09. congas + creepy synths + Neu-like distorted droning guitar line (4:28)
10. * amazing synth work, early 70s electro-kitsch at its finest (1:48)
11. “Scarborough Fair”-type folksy-ness (1:48)
12. bluesy prog … extended guitar solos (6:00)
13. ** slow, moody Moog jam … plus amazing 60s-ish choir vox (3:47)
14. tinkling synth, mostly ambient (2:48)
15. great prog-/Kraut-rock groove (5:19)
16. shades of Can, nice vibes and sax (2:28)
17. pulseless drone-y woodwinds and strings (1:42)
18. * episodic, multi-sectioned long cut... even more Can-like (8:20)
19. upbeat, almost Brit-rock-y at moments (3:46)
20. ** “classical”-style singing over slow, beautiful organ and strings arrangement (2:57)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
2.Ihre KinderStunden
3.Out Of FocusSee How A White Negro Flies
4.Sam SpenceWater World
5.Ernst SchultzParanoia Picknick
6.Sonny Hennig1000 Tips Zum Überleben
7.Ernst Schultz10 Finger Blind
8.Ihre KinderKomm Zu Dir
9.DeuterDer Turm
10.Sam SpenceRingo
11.AntiteaterMemorn (Der Amerikanische Soldat)
12.ArmageddonOh Man
13.Sam SpenceWorld As One
14.DeuterNight Rain
15.Ernst SchultzXy
16.Lied Des TeufelsNichts
18.Out Of FocusBlue Sunday Morning
19.Ihre KinderThe Dice
20.AntiteaterTraeur (La Mandragola)